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July/August 2014: PrEP Course

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued new guidelines for the use of Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, as a way for HIV-negative people to reduce their risk of infection. POZ wants to know your thoughts about PrEP and its use as a prevention tool.
 
1. How knowledgeable are you about PrEP?
Very knowledgeable
Somewhat knowledgeable
Not at all knowledgeable
 
2. Based on your knowledge of PrEP, do you support its use as a prevention tool for HIV?
Yes
No
 
3. If you are HIV-positive, would you recommend PrEP to your HIV-negative sexual partners?
Yes
No
Depends on the person
I’m not HIV positive
 
4. Regardless of your HIV status, would you recommend PrEP to HIV-negative friends or family members?
Yes
No
Depends on the person
 
5. Do you know anyone currently taking PrEP?
Yes
No
 
6. Do you think PrEP should be covered by all insurance plans?
Yes
No
 
7. Do you think PrEP will help reduce the number of new HIV infections each year?
Yes
No
 
8. Do you think there is stigma attached to taking PrEP?
Yes
No
 
9. What (if any) are your concerns about PrEP? (Check all that apply.)
May cause drug resistance
Side effects of the drug
People will misuse it and not take it as directed
Sexually transmitted infections will increase
Condomless sex will increase
People who need it will not be able to afford/access it
Less money and focus on other prevention efforts
Less money and focus on cure research
I have no concerns about PrEP
Other (please specify): 
 
10. Are you aware of post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP, as a way of preventing HIV after exposure?
Yes
No
 
11. What year were you born?
 
12. What is your gender?
Male
Female
Transgender
Other
 
13. What is your sexual orientation?
Straight
Gay/Lesbian
Bisexual
Other
 
14. What is your ethnicity? (Check all that apply.)
American Indian or Alaska Native
Arab or Middle Eastern
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
White
Other (please specify): 
 
15. What is your zip code?



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